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Let's Get Physical: Exercises to do While Sitting

Let’s Get Physical: Exercises to do While Sitting

Life can get busy—actually life is busy. Making sure your body is at its optimal state throughout the day is important. Incorporating these easy, no-equipment needed exercises while at work, running errands or sitting in your car, can help prevent many common conditions as well as decompress the body.

2 Easy Sitting Exercises

Maintaining good posture can be a forgotten task. However, taking a brief moment to focus on decompressing the cervical vertebrae can help restore your overall balance and energy.

Forward Fold*

  1. Shift your body forward to the front of the chair
  2. Place your feet wider than your hips.
  3. Fold your torso over your legs while letting your arms and head dangle.
  4. Hold for 3-5 breaths.

*Please do not do this exercise if you have high blood pressure, cataracts, ocular trauma, disk herniation or osteoporosis.

Fist to Stop Sign

  1. Start by holding your arm out in front of you and making a fist.
  2. Open your fist so that your fingers point towards the ceiling, as though you’re telling someone to stop.
  3. Repeat 5-10 times.

Adding these two simple exercises to do while sitting into your daily routine can be beneficial to maintaining a balanced and active lifestyle.

Always consult with your doctor before adding new exercises into your daily routine, especially if you have a serious medical condition, physical limitations or experience chronic pain.